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Tongue Swelling At Night
My uncle 60/m normotensive, normoglycemic developed swelling of tongue at night so much so that it obstructed his airway. What is the likely diagnosis?
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Many things: Dr. Kwok's answer is thorough. Keep in mind tongue swelling *can* be a life threatening problem if severe. If you have severe swelling, feel like you are having trouble breathing, call 911 or head to the er. If you take an ace-inhibitor (lisinopril or other -pril medicine) make sure you get this checked out asap as those medicines can cause a very rare but serious allergic reaction. ...Read more
A long time: Tongue swelling can continue for hours or days if the cause of the swelling is not removed or avoided. For example, if penicillin allergy is causing the swelling and the patient continues taking penicillin then the swelling will continue and possibly get worse. Tongue swelling may not go away by itself. Proper treatment like antihistamines and steroids may be needed. It is an emergency. ...Read more
See MD!: Tongue swelling can be caused by multiple causes including, allergy; some rare diseases; trauma (such as inadvertently biting the tongue); dental problems. In short, treatment depends on the cause of the swelling. See a physician. ...Read more
Definition: Tongue swelling is swelling of the tongue. ...Read more
Avoid certain foods: Most importantly you should avoid those foods that you are sensitive to. An antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be helpful for minor swelling once the swelling has occurred. Be aware that swelling of the tongue due to an allergic reaction can be very serious and a visit to the emergency room may be needed. ...Read more
Sir my name umair razzaq and my problem tongue swelling I am very upset so please recommend some medical tests?
Need diagnosis: Many causes. You have to see a doctor to do an examination. Then he will know the right tests to perform. ...Read more
It depends: But the most likely problems are infection or a contact allergy to the stud. ...Read more
Months: Three to six weeks for 50 - 75 % reduction. 6 - 12 months for almost all residual soft tissue swelling to resolve ...Read more
I have severe tongue swelling both at home and when I'm away. No med changes in years. No food-related patterns. Always feel numbness 1st. Causes??
Angioedema: This can be critical. Some antihypertensive medications can be associated it and some NSAIDs cause it too, I suggest you see an allergist for some blood work and if currently swollen, seek medical attention immediately. You need to have some test to check your type of angioedema, it is likely to be idiopathic. If the attacks are frequent, a daily antihistamine such as Zyrtec or Allegra (fexofenadine) help ...Read more
Sounds like it's probably an allergic reaction to something you ate. An antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would be helpful if it is mild. If more severe you must call an ambulance and get to an emergency room asap.
Please make note of all the things you ate and along with your doctor figure out what may have caused it. The next time it could be much worse. ...Read more
1-2 weeks: If that is your true problem. It may be from something else. ...Read more
Yes, right away: Tongue swelling can be a serious symptom and is often the result of an adverse reaction to a medicine. It can interfere with breathing or swallowing. If it's a new problem, you should regard it as an emergency and see a doctor immediately. ...Read more
It can: When tongue swelling is severe, it can block the airway and make it very difficult to breath. There are many causes of swelling and I would recommend discussion and evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more
Angioedema: Sounds like angioedema, a deeper dermal inflammation of mucosal membranes such as the locations described. Initial therapy consists of oral antihistamine therapy but you should absolutely get in to see an allergist for for evaluation since angioedema can come in different flavors and require different therapies. ...Read more
Primary care: I would start with your primary care. He/she can then determine who to send you to if needed after her examination and asking you questions. ...Read more
Sir my name umair razzaq and my problem tongue swelling I am very upset because I check most doctors but every doctor not find who reason my tongue sw?
Difficult to say without doing an examination and medical/dental history.
Swelling of the tongue is not normal. It may be the result of trauma or an injury. It may be an infection, a food allergy, related to a systemic disease, oral cancer, etc.
If your family doctor cannot find a cause, seek the advice of an oral surgeon or an ENT specialist. ...Read more
Not likely: Shingles is zoster from having had the chicken pox. It is not transferred like that. If you put some kind of topical medicine on the sores you may have transferred the medicine and have had a reaction to that med. ...Read more
Is there any way I can make my tongue swelling go down? I just had tonsils and adenoids taken out yesterday, I literally can't eat anything b/c tongue
Popisicles: Most important is to remain hydrated. Sucking on ice cubes or popsicles can help keep you hydrated and help swelling and pain. Try crushed ice or soft sorbet, ice cream, frozen yogurt. Buy real fruit products and steer clear of any that irritate (citrus) or freeze juice in ice trays and crush using a blender. Use adult dose of children's liquid Ibuprofen for inflammation and pain 4x/day. ...Read more
Tongue swelling several days before and during period (sometimes even few days after). Cause? Who to see? Hormone testing was negative. Occurs monthly
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more